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The Bright Future of Semantic Graphs and Big Connected Data

Feb 8, 2016 |

The big data revolution is generating a mess of unruly data that’s difficult to parse and understand. This is to be expected–explosions don’t generally occur in a nice, orderly fashion, after all. But if the folks at Cloudera and Franz have their way, the world of connected data will become more accessible and useful when viewed through the lens of semantic graph technologies. Semantic graph technology is shaping up to play a key role in how organizations access the growing Read more…

How Super Bowl 50 Will Feed Our Super Appetite…for Data

Feb 5, 2016 |

The Super Bowl is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s the championship game for the National Football League, a showcase for clever ads from Madison Avenue, and for the rest of us, an excuse to splurge on food and drink. But the game is also a big test for the IT professionals tasked with keeping up with ever-increasing demands for data. On Sunday, more than 72,000 people are expected to cram into Levi’s Stadium in Santa Read more…

Connected Assets, Big Data and Better Decision-Making

Jan 25, 2016 |

New power does not come from data itself, but from the evolution of connectivity. First we connected computers, then we connected 2.3 billion people annually and then we connected sensors and machines. There is no doubt that our lives as humans are evolving. New technologies, including everything from our refrigerators and Fitbits to our cars and drones, have a huge impact on our lives. But they also have an even bigger ability to impact our business operations. Ninety percent of Read more…

Automakers Bet Big on Data and Analytics

Jan 21, 2016 |

One of the biggest generators and consumers of data and analytics technology in the coming years may come from a surprising location: your car. From Ford’s deal with IBM to German automaker’s $2.8-billion deal for a location services firm, the big data future of connected cars is closer than you might think. It wasn’t that long ago that the most advanced data mechanism on a car was the station preset buttons for the AM radio dial. But these days, cars Read more…

Is 2016 the Beginning of the End for Big Data?

Jan 5, 2016 |

Part of my job as managing editor of Datanami is to be a hype buster. Over the past five years, the amount of hoopla and hysteria over big data has reached epic proportions at times. That’s why some in the industry are calling for a slowdown in the analytic platitudes, a return to sanity about what big data can really do. Despite my skeptic tendencies, it’s hard not to be optimistic about big data analytics, given its trajectory. If you Read more…

News In Brief

Real-Time Streaming Gone ‘Bananas’

Jan 26, 2016 |

Akuda Labs is touting the throughput and power of a real-time stream data processing system it released last week. The company says the software, dubbed Bananas, runs 10 times faster that Apache Spark Streaming, with considerably less latency. The Spark comparison comes from an internal benchmark test that Akuda Labs performed on a 16-core virtual cluster equipped with 16GB of RAM and a 10Gbps connection. The goal of the test was to see how quickly Spark Streaming and Bananas could Read more…

Europe Eyes Big Data for Sustainable Healthcare

Jan 4, 2016 |

A European drug research consortium expects to invest more than $5 billion over the next several years to apply big data techniques to speed up clinical drug trials while developing a sustainable healthcare delivery system. Under a program dubbed “Big Data for Better Outcomes,” the Innovative Medicines Initiative will distribute grants initially designed to streamline development of new drugs and treatments using big data approaches. The European Union and large European drug manufacturers will provide roughly equal funding to leverage Read more…

Sensor Net Startup Looks to Speed Data Delivery

Dec 8, 2015 |

Steady advances in chip technology coupled with ubiquitous wireless connectivity have made it easier to deploy cheap sensors nearly anywhere. However, enterprise-scale sensor systems sweeping up huge data volumes still require relatively complex compute, networking and storage infrastructure. Samsara, a San Francisco-based startup launched earlier this year by the founders of cloud networking leader Meraki (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2012) is attempting to turn the traditional sensor network on its ear with a “software-centric” approach hosted in the cloud. Read more…

Confluent Gives Kafka More Enterprise Chops

Dec 8, 2015 |

Confluent today unveiled a major new release of its commercial product based on Kafka, the open source data messaging platform that’s quickly gaining momentum. With better security, new data connectors, and simplified integration, Confluent 2.0 promises to attract even more attention from large enterprises that are moving big data with Kafka. The adoption rate for Kafka has soared by 7x in just the past 11 months, according to Confluent, which was founded by the folks who created Kafka while at Read more…

Startup to Offer Neural Network Training in the Cloud

Dec 7, 2015 |

One of the most time-consuming components of using deep neural networks is training the algorithms to do their jobs. It can often take weeks to train or re-train the network–and that’s after you set it up. A startup called minds.ai today announced how it plans to tackle that problem: by allowing customers to train their neural network on its speed cloud-based GPU cluster. Deep neural networks have recently emerged as a competitive differentiator for organizations hoping to make sense of Read more…

This Just In

NFL Appoints Extreme Networks as Official Wi-Fi Analytics Provider of Super Bowl 50

Feb 2, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2 — As the Official Wi-Fi Solutions Provider of the National Football League (NFL), Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced it is the Official Wi-Fi Analytics Provider of Super Bowl 50. ExtremeAnalytics, the company’s network-powered application analytics solution, will be leveraged to monitor and measure the fan experience at the game. In addition to providing Wi-Fi analytics at Super Bowl 50 Stadium, Extreme Networks will also extend its ExtremeWireless solution to Super Bowl City in the San Francisco Bay area, where over 100 Wi-Fi Read more…

Sysorex Partners With Tempered Networks

Dec 21, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 21 — Big data analytics and solutions provider Sysorex (NASDAQ: SYRX) today announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Seattle-based Tempered Networks, a developer of secure connectivity for business critical infrastructure and information. The relationship allows Sysorex to provide Tempered Networks’ security solutions as part of Sysorex’s Enterprise Managed Services, Big Data and AirPatrol Cybersecurity Platform suites. “We believe that Sysorex’s highly experienced team paired with Tempered Networks’ industrial and hardened solutions can significantly contribute Read more…

Aspera to Showcase Data Transfer Innovations for HPC at SC15

Nov 17, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 17 — Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will showcase several innovations to allow massive data movement between high-performance computing applications at SC15 (booth #286). These include record-breaking global WAN file transfer speeds of up to 100Gbps, auto scaling for clustered transfers for cloud and HPC, ultra-high-speed global file sharing, and data ingest for HPC analytics. SC15, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Read more…

Datagres Unveils PerfAccel 3.0

Oct 13, 2015 |

Oct. 13 — Datagres, a leading provider of Application I/O Intelligence software, today unveiled a sweeping update to its PerfAccel Analytics Platform. PerfAccel 3.0 marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Datagres’ software only solution, extending the company’s lead in application I/O analytics and optimization. Datagres will be demonstrating PerfAccel 3.0 in booth #1011 at the NetApp Insights 2015 show in Las Vegas on October 12-15. Next generation data center architecture leverages powerful Intel-based servers with their innovative PCIe- and NVMe-based Read more…

Corvil Announces its Tera Release

Oct 8, 2015 |

DUBLIN, Ireland., Oct. 8 — Corvil today announced its Tera Release, the latest version of the world’s most comprehensive network data analytics platform. The new platform democratizes the power of network data, with an all-new, intuitive and customizable user interface and a new data automation engine that dramatically reduces the time, expense, and complexity of working with network data. In addition, the Tera Release adds a new portfolio of real-time security analytics, thus giving Network Operations, Application Operations and Security Operations teams Read more…